The Ashby Ponds sales and marketing team: (top row, from left) Elizabeth Dunwoody, Holly Henderson, Christa Gormley, Bragetta Femal, Elizabeth McCumiskey, (front row, from left) Marjean Stevens, Melissa Bates, and Dana Bradshaw.

It’s been a busy year for Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va. In addition to the opening of two new residence buildings, Birch Point and Cypress Ridge, the community, recently named Top Senior Living Community by Loudoun Now, is logging more sales center visits than any other time in recent history. 

Since 2011, veteran Richard Graff has shared his combat experiences with more than 6,000 students. He’s pictured here at Rocky Run Middle School in Ashburn, Va.

Since 2011, Richard Graff has met with more than 6,000 students at 110 schools in Loudoun and Fairfax counties, detailing his experiences over 195 days of continuous combat as the 104th Infantry Division, known as the Timberwolves, fought their way through Belgium and Western Germany during WWII. 

Don and Silva McPherson, pictured here on a recent trip to Italy, credit their move to Ashby Ponds for allowing them the time and the peace of mind to pursue their interests.

Each day, Ashby Ponds fulfills its motto, “Sharing our gifts to create a community that celebrates life.” Last month, the Erickson Living community in Ashby Ponds, Va., began celebrating its ten-year anniversary with a full schedule of events in honor of this important milestone. 

A view of the living room and screened-in porch in the Stratford apartment style

“I love living in my Stratford apartment home,” says Ashby Ponds community member Patricia “Pat” Westine, who moved to the Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va., on New Year’s Eve 2008. “It was a wonderful way to start a new year. Now I’m looking forward to my ten-year anniversary, and I couldn’t be happier.”

12 student employees from Ashby Ponds pose together at the scholarship awards ceremony earlier this summer

USA Today reported in June that: “Over the past ten years, the average price for tuition and fees at four-year private colleges and universities has outpaced the rate of inflation by more than 3 percentage points, continuing a troubling trend that has persisted for decades.”

The Ashby Ponds Summer Olympics pickleball team. Pickleball was one of three new events this year.

The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics may be two years away, but in Ashburn, Va., the fun has already begun.

More than 250 fun-loving community members at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, recently took part in the tenth annual Ashby Ponds Summer Olympics.

The large, open living area looking out onto the screened-in porch makes the Chadwick one of Ashby Ponds’ best-selling apartment homes.

"I like everything about my apartment home,” says Bill Bruch, who lives at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va. “I especially like the open-concept floor plan; the large kitchen; and the spacious, southern exposure-facing, screened-in porch.”

The second residence building to open this year at Ashby Ponds, Cypress Ridge, boasts the most sought-after apartment home designs.

Cypress Ridge, the newest independent living residence building at Ashby Ponds, opens its doors this month to more than 100 people eager to join the thriving Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va.

Cypress Ridge is the twelfth residence building at Ashby Ponds and the second to open this year.

Ans and Bob Olander in their customized apartment at Ashby Ponds

"If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.”—William Arthur Ward